I haven’t blogged for a couple of days for a number of reasons. I’ve had this post set up and ready to go for a few days but apparently Flickr has been on the ‘blink’ and, as most bloggers will tell you, you just might as well not bother if you can’t get Flickr to work. Flickr is a huge driver for traffic to our blogs and posts but also, as a stand alone, it’s a great way for us to share our visuals and the information about what we’re blogging. Stores and Creators often include requirements around Flickr posting to their applications. In addition, for a lot of bloggers it’s how they store their photos for use in the blog. Let me explain that last bit a little more. I upload my photos to wordpress and ‘insert’ them into the post. However, a lot of bloggers upload the photo to Flickr, then put a link to the Flickr photo in the post. This means they are not using up the limited space WordPress gives us for ‘free’ blogs to store photos. Either way is fine and dandy and works just as well for the reader.
However…what are we all going to do if Flickr goes ‘bye-bye’?
Over the last few months I’ve heard a small amount of rumours and concerns grow in size to quite a din that Flickr may be on its way out. “Surely Not” was my original response but with several recent outtages and the takeover of Yahoo and Flickr by Verizon, I guess nothing should be ruled out. Will investment in Flickr dwindle to the point where the platform is unstable and unusable and if so, as creators and bloggers who so heavily depend on Flickr for promotion what are our alternative solutions?
I’m off to fight with Flickr now to get this photo added. Hope you all have a wonderful Thursday.
Head – Lelutka – Simone 2.7 Bento
Skin – Glam Affair Luminay Applier
Hands – Maitreya Bento Hands
Ears – Mandala – Steking Ears
Rings – Zaara – Siya Stacked Rings
Necklace – Maxi Gossamer – San Juan Skyway **NEW** at Collabor88
Hair – Truth – Taren **NEW** at Uber
*Outfit – United Colors – Pack **NEW** at Cosmopolitan
Glasses – [Z O O M] Eilla Glasses
*Pose – K and S pose – Loveliness **NEW** at Limit8